The Institute of Mural Painting is a wonderful place to hang out after visiting the numerous temples of Guruvayur. It was established in the year 1989 by Shri Mammiyoor Krishnankutty, who is a genius for mural paintings. The Institute of Mural Painting is administered by the Guruvayur Devaswom and is situated near the Guruvayurappan Temple.
The institute offers programmes in mural painting, art, aesthetics and sculpture. It provides five year diploma courses in these programmes. The school conforms to the traditional system of teaching, the Gurukul system where the pupils reside close to their teacher. This institute conducts various seminars, exhibitions and training programmes related to the heritage of Kerala.
Students from Kerala and other states enroll here to learn art.